UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/04/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 9 March 4th, 2013

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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 12th, 2013 April 16th, 2013
May 14th, 2013  

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

March 5th, 2013 March 19th, 2013
April 2nd, 2013 April 23rd, 2013
May 7th, 2013  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Using Repeat Proteins to Learn About Cooperatively, Folding Pathways, and Sequence Determinants of Stability"
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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - Special Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5280 Chamberlin Hall. Joydip Ghosh, University of Georgia. "Analysis of high-fidelity gate design and error thresholds for fault-tolerant superconducting quantum computing architectures"
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Adrian Amador of the Yoon Group, UW Madison "Organic Student seminar"
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Shusta, UW-Madison Dept. of Chem & Bio Engineering "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - MSP/MRSEC Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Joan Redwing, Penn State University. "Challenges and Prospects of Silicon Wire Array Solar Cells"
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Friday, March 8th, 2013 to Sunday, March 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Monday, March 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Steele, The University of Utah "Structure & Dynamics of Oxidized Water"
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chinedum Osuji, Yale University "Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers Using Magnetic Fields and Electrospray Deposition on Controlled Surfaces"
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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 - 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Rauchfuss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Bogyo, Stanford University "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 4:45 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Moore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Mechanoresponsive Materials and Self-Healing Systems"
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Friday, March 15th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jason Chin, MRC Lab of Molecular Biology Cambridge "Seminar"
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Argonne National Labs "TBA"
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chris Cappa, University of California - Davis "Atmospheric Organic Particles: Heterogeneous Oxidation and Phase Considerations"
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague, University of California Davis "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Burjor Captain, University of Miami "Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Winton, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Hutchison, University of Oregon "McElvain Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken N. Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry "Theory, Mechanism, and Dynamics of Cycloadditions: Applications in Chemical Biology"
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Dill, Stony Brook University "The Dynamics of Fluctuating Systems and the Principle of Maximum Caliber"
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ekaterina Pletneva, Dartmouth College "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Stephanie Knezz, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Walt, Tufts University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 5th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Hans Reich, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Department Colloquium"
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Repeats every day until Fri Apr 12 2013 .
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "TBA"
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Friday, April 12th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "TBA"
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Monday, April 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mathias Weber, University of Colorado-Boulder "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armen Zakarian, University of California, Santa Barbara "Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Todd Harrop, University of Georgia "TBA"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Thom Smith, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Willard Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 12:10 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Alexanian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Julia Chan, Louisana State University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Floriana Foarta, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Clemmer, Indiana University "Seminar"
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Grads and Undergrad students, UW-Madison Chemistry "Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brad Pierce, University of Texas Arlington "TBA"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Engel, The University of Chicago "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Organic McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Overman, University of California, Irvine "Abbott Lecture"
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Department, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II (Union South). Department of Chemistry Graduate Students, UW-Madison "GSFLC Poster Session"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania "A molecular interpretation of Marcus Theory from the Surface Hopping Perspective"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Vega, Complutense University of Madrid "Describing Water Using Computer Simulation"
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borovik, University of California Irvine "Seminar"
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Yardley, Columbia University "TBD"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Symposium"
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GLASS SHOP ART EXHIBITION
The Chemistry Department glass shop will be represented in the upcoming exhibition titled, "Vital Skills" at the Watrous Gallery, located inside the Overture Center for the Arts (201 State St., 3rd floor).  One of the pieces that will be included is the Wisconsin Schlenk line, designed by professor Shannon Stahl.  The show opens with a reception this Friday, March 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., and continues through May 5th.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Facile post-growth doping of nanostructured hematite photoanodes for enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation.
Franking, R; Li, LS; Lukowski, MA; Meng, F; Tan, YZ; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 6 (2):500-512; 10.1039/c2ee23837c FEB 2013.
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Chemoselective Allene Aziridination via Ag(I) Catalysis.
Rigoli, JW; Weatherly, CD; Vo, BT; Neale, S; Meis, AR; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 15 (2):290-293; 10.1021/ol303167n JAN 18 2013.
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In situ investigation of vapor-deposited glasses of toluene and ethylbenzene via alternating current chip-nanocalorimetry.
Ahrenberg, M; Chua, YZ; Whitaker, KR; Huth, H; Ediger, MD*; Schick, C.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 138 (2):10.1063/1.4773354 JAN 14 2013.
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Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation Using a Copper(I)/TEMPO Catalyst System: A Green, Catalytic Oxidation Reaction for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Hill, NJ*; Hoover, JM; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 90 (1):102-105; 10.1021/ed300368q JAN 2013.
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Mapping of Neuropeptides in the Crustacean Stomatogastric Nervous System by Imaging Mass Spectrometry.
Ye, H; Hui, LM; Kellersberger, K; Li, LJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 24 (1):134-147; 10.1007/s13361-012-0502-z JAN 2013.
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Comparative Study of Enzyme Activity and Heme Reactivity in Drosophila melanogaster and Homo sapiens Cystathionine beta-Synthases.
Su, Y; Majtan, T; Freeman, KM; Linck, R; Ponter, S; Kraus, JP; Burstyn, JN*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (4):741-751; 10.1021/bi300615c JAN 29 2013.
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Fabrication of Oligonucleotide and Protein Arrays on Rigid and Flexible Substrates Coated with Reactive Polymer Multilayers.
Broderick, AH; Carter, MCD; Lockett, MR; Smith, LM*; Lynn, DM*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5 (2):351-359; 10.1021/am302285n JAN 23 2013.
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Mass Spectrometric Detection of Neuropeptides Using Affinity-Enhanced Microdialysis with Antibody-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles.
Schmerberg, CM; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 85 (2):915-922; SI 10.1021/ac302403e JAN 15 2013.
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Iterative Asymmetric Hydroformylation/Wittig Olefination Sequence.
Wong, GW; Landis, CR*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 52 (5):1564-1567; 10.1002/anie.201208819 2013.
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Introductory Lecture: Interpreting and predicting Hofmeister salt ion and solute effects on biopolymer and model processes using the solute partitioning model.
Record, MT*; Guinn, E; Pegram, L; Capp, M.
FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 160 9-44; 10.1039/c2fd20128c 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Schlumberger - Pressure Pumping & Chemistry - Chemist.
Position Summary: Under general direction, applies aqueous chemistry knowledge and skills in the development of innovative and cost effective solutions for new or improved products, services or procedures. Aqueous solution chemistry of interest includes the chemistry and mechanistic behavior of polymers (both natural and synthetic), viscoelastic surfactants, colloids, emulsions, and liquid/solid surface interactions. Position is located on the Schlumberger campus in Sugar Land, TX (a suburb of Houston). Essential Education and Skills: Ph.D. in Chemistry preferred. (Chemical engineers with aqueous solution
chemistry experience will be considered.) Have the ability to be a team member and work with a group.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
     •    Assist in identifying and organizing requirements for products, fluids and services.
     •    Analyze, design, develop, maintain products and assist in their commercialization.
     •    Formulate raw materials, products and fluids.
     •    Set up and run lab testing and/or model simulations. Design testing procedures. Conduct tests,
          document test results and develop client presentation.
     •    Conduct and/or participate in technical reviews of requirements, specifications, designs, and
          formulations.
     •    Create and maintain product documentation (requirements, specification, design, development,
          integration, test procedures and results) following the PLMP custom form of the project.
     •    Provide training & support to clients and field representatives. Prepare technical documentation.
     •    Make presentations effective to technical and management audiences.
     •    Identify and keep abreast of novel technical concepts and markets. Learn new skills and adopt new
          practices readily in order to develop innovative and low-cost products that maintain Schlumberger's
          technical leadership position.
     •    Author/co-author technical reports, papers, articles, patents and presentations.
     •    Maintain familiarity with Company technology, organization and business. Understand and provide
          technical solutions according to the Schlumberger strategy.
     •    Employee may be assigned other duties in addition to or in lieu of those described above. and any
          duties are subject to change at any time according to the needs of the company.
Application Submission:  Send resumes (pdf format preferred, word documents accepted) to: Dr. Gregory
Kubala at:
kubala@slb.com. Deadline for submission to be considered for present openings is March 15, 2013. Submissions received after that data will be held in confidence for consideration.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Chemistry: Introductory Chemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. The teaching load will be seven course equivalents.
Responsibilities will include: 100-level introductory chemistry lectures and associated labs for majors and non-majors, 100-level organic chemistry labs, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise.
The Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.
Electronic applications are preferred, but hard-copies will also be accepted. To apply, send letter of application (that indicates the position(s) to which you are applying), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: chem-search@gustavus.edu or Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.
Application information is also available at: www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Brenda Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
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Chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. The teaching load will be seven course equivalents.
Responsibilities will include: 100-level introductory chemistry lecture and associated lab for majors, 300-level physical chemistry lab, 200-level inorganic chemistry lecture and associated lab, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise.
The Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.
Electronic applications are preferred, but hard-copies will also be accepted. To apply, send letter of application (that indicates the position(s) to which you are applying), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: chem-search@gustavus.edu or Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair, Department of Chemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave., Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.
Application information is also available at:
www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Brenda
Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
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Chemistry: Biochemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. The teaching load will be seven course equivalents. Responsibilities will include: 200- and 300-level biochemistry lectures and associated labs, 100-level organic chemistry lab, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise. The Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.
Electronic applications are preferred, but hard-copies will also be accepted. To apply, send letter of application (that indicates the position(s) to which you are applying), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: chem-search@gustavus.edu or Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair,  Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave., Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.
Application information is also available at:
www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Brenda Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
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Chemistry: Introductory and Organic Chemistry. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a position of part-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2013 for fall 2013. The department anticipates a continued vacancy, and the successful candidate may be considered for continuation into January and spring 2014. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and expriences represented in the department. The teaching load will be three course equivalents during fall 2013. Responsibilities will include: 100-level introductory chemistry lecture and associated lab and 200-level organic chemistry lab during the fall 2013. Responsibilities may also include a January Term experimental course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise, and 100-level organic chemistry lecture and associated lab(s) during spring 2014 if the position is continued.
Electronic applications are preferred, but hard-copies will also be accepted. To apply, send letter of application (that indicates the position(s) to which you are applying), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: chem-search@gustavus.edu or Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498.
Application information is also available at:
www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Brenda Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chemsearch@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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